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Old 02-04-13, 12:51
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Agreed. Funete De was an extrodinary attack, but no way in hell it would have worked in the tour 2012 for example







(Vino would have pulled it in )
True, but neither would a Sky train have worked in the Vuelta.
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Old 02-04-13, 13:11
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True, but neither would a Sky train have worked in the Vuelta.
Atleast not in he same way. I still think that a Sky team would be pretty controlling also in this years Vuelta, probably with some more problems on the steepest and short(ish) mountian and hills
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Nibali will make one of his useless attacks
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Old 02-04-13, 14:11
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It is worse in no way than others who cook up any excuses for the opposite.

I was saying about high mountains, because it is a matter of well-coordinated pursuit exceptionally. Such an attack would be impossible in the Tour, 100%.
yeah? So I guess Andy´s epic and similar attack on stage 18 up to Galibier in the tour 2011 was a ghost ride- impossible 100%...wrong. Again, you try to make up excuses that don´t exist, your arguments do not hold water airstream.
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Old 02-04-13, 14:33
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yeah? So I guess Andy´s epic and similar attack on stage 18 up to Galibier in the tour 2011 was a ghost ride- impossible 100%...wrong. Again, you try to make up excuses that don´t exist, your arguments do not hold water airstream.
If Evans had a decent team back then, like Sky last year, Andy would've been pulled back easily. Instead of having 3-4 guys in front of him Evans had to start chasing all by himself in the headwind of the Galibier. Contador would've never taken more than 20-30 seconds on Froome/Wiggins on the toughest climbs, making it impossible for him to win the Tour. An attack like Schleck did would be suicide nowadays, it's impossible to stay on the front for more than 1 climb with a train like Sky had last year.
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If Evans had a decent team back then, like Sky last year, Andy would've been pulled back easily. Instead of having 3-4 guys in front of him Evans had to start chasing all by himself in the headwind of the Galibier. Contador would've never taken more than 20-30 seconds on Froome/Wiggins on the toughest climbs, making it impossible for him to win the Tour. An attack like Schleck did would be suicide nowadays, it's impossible to stay on the front for more than 1 climb with a train like Sky had last year.
It's all circumstantial. Attacks like Schleck made will always exist. They cause panic, uncertainty and deflate morale. These factors can cause the break up of a train, no matter how disciplined it is
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Old 02-04-13, 15:05
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yeah? So I guess Andy´s epic and similar attack on stage 18 up to Galibier in the tour 2011 was a ghost ride- impossible 100%...wrong. Again, you try to make up excuses that don´t exist, your arguments do not hold water airstream.
High mountains and a hilly terrain is a global difference.
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Old 02-04-13, 15:19
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High mountains and a hilly terrain is a global difference.
Wining and losing is a global difference
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Wining and losing is a global difference
Andy's victory is immesuarably more beautiful.
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Andy's victory is immesuarably more beautiful.
in your opinion
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Froome see's how Contador is already dressing himself in yellow in anticipation for July, how he rides with no helmet without fear, how he and his loyal second in command Kreuziger have grown thin, how he takes on the sprinters in a bunch sprint, and how Contador has given previews of what others will face in July in the form of Giro 2011 pictures....

...and he feels fear...
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Old 02-04-13, 15:30
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in your opinion
That's not an opinion but a fact.

Seeing something that happens once in 2 years is something more special than 10 times a year, isn't it?
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